The Morris’ are made up of mum Jillian, dad Micky and their two boys 6-year-old Lucas and 3-year-old Zayn.
Like a lot of families, Jillian and Micky are working flat out and struggling to fit exercise into their busy schedules as well as often filling themselves up on ready meals for ease.
The Morris’ are cutting corners when it comes to their eating habits, which often leads to them throwing a lot of food away because they’re unorganised.
Sound familiar? First on the agenda for Ranvir Singh and her team of experts is to show them how they can get their eating back on track, whilst saving money in the long run and one way to do that is by looking at the food they waste.
Savvy shopper, Kate Hardcastle, asks the Morris’ to track their food waste over a period of two weeks and Jillian is shocked to discover that the family are wasting, on average, £750 a year just on food they chuck away.
The Morris family admit that they don’t understand how to use a freezer properly so Kate wants to bust a few freezer myths.
Buying pre-sliced and diced can often be more expensive however you might be surprised if you visit the frozen aisles as you can often find a bargain!
Food that fits the family
With their new-found knowledge of the freezer, chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock wants to show them how to capitalise on cooking healthy meals and freezing them to save time, money and waste.
Batch-cooking is when you spend a couple of hours a week bulk making healthy one-pot dishes that can then be portioned out into individual containers and then frozen for another day.
So on those busy weeknights, Jillian and Micky won’t have the temptation to reach for a ready meal or takeaway as all they have to do is defrost, heat up and enjoy. Result!
Couch potatoes no more
Personal trainer Tom Pitfield has a masterplan for the Morris family who are all to familiar with their couch and it’s something that any family could put into action!
To give them a target, Tom came up with a points based exercise system called ‘Pitfield’s Points’.
It involves turning the simplest of tasks into exercise - like 5 points for 10 push ups as soon as you get out of bed and another 10 for doing 20 seconds of mountain climbers whilst doing the dinner.
Download Pitfield’s Point’s here.
Tune in to Eat, Shop, Save will air this evening (15th August) on ITV at 7:30pm, so make sure you tune in to find out more.
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